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One of the important stages in a person's life is the wedding, marriage and the beginning of family life. Like any other major event, the wedding is shrouded in various…

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Christmas traditions rituals and symbols

Happy New year involve a lot of traditions and rituals.

I would like to draw readers ‘ attention only on the traditional new year symbols of our nation.

Its importance is today particularly relevant. We practically know almost nothing about national symbols, which our ancestors designed the Christmas event. And bow to foreign, in particular Chinese and Japanese, characters.

Later this custom was borrowed by most Protestant German community of Westphalia. This tradition quickly spread throughout Germany and then throughout Western Europe. At first, Christmas trees were placed just in the homes of the wealthy (in addition to the Christmas tree for new year Germany was used also pine, beech and branches of a cherry).

In Russia long enough in polti until the middle of last century, the simple tree houses did not put. It was a privilege of the upper classes, in this way demonstrated their “not servile” origin. This, of course, is not to condemn or deny the very form of the Christmas tree. To get a “green beauty”, it was not so easy.

The prototype of Santa Claus

Most likely the prototype of Santa Claus the Slavs, it’s not the kind grandfather with a bag of gifts, and pretty evil pagan Continue reading

A Hikikomori, kodokushi, aaba such oddities will find only in Japan – a Chronicle of world events

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For European culture of Japan – a strange and utterly incomprehensible. In no other country of the technology and traditions are not so intricately intertwined: ideals of the samurai next to newest computers, those born in the nineteenth century long-lived – next to teenagers dressed in costumes Pokemon.

When striking development of all, with regard to technology, culture of Japan is the most conservative, closed and incomprehensible to foreigners. In today’s culture of “the land of the rising sun” a lot of weird aspects.

For example, a hikikomori. These are young people who refuse to communicate with the outside world. In every society there are a small number of “hermits”, but it’s usually older people, elderly with mental disorders, all kinds of depressions.

The feature of “hermits” Japanese – age: adolescents or young people are slightly over twenty. The reasons for the emergence of a huge number of these, is almost completely cut off from the outside world of people, primarily the Internet, the second big load in educational institutions, and, strangely enough, loving parents Continue reading

Concert of traditional Korean art was held in the capital (photo) – Newspaper. uz

Concert of traditional Korean art was held in the capital

One of the best musical groups of the Republic of Korea gave a concert in Tashkent.

The bright colors of the Korean national costumes, graceful movements of traditional dance, colorful bouquet of fans — all this was seen by the audience who visited the concert of the National centre of traditional Korean music, held on June 6 at the Palace of “Turkiston” in Tashkent.

The performance of one of the best teams of the Republic of Korea was organized with the support of the Embassy of this country in Uzbekistan and the Korean Foundation for international exchange.

The center was created specifically for the promotion of Korean traditional art. In Tashkent, was presented his main repertoire, which allowed the viewer to feel the whole palette of feelings and beauty of this art.

First in the concert program was presented to a room ’s DaPena” — “Dance on the well-being”. Two soloists of the dance are dressed in historic outfits of the king and Queen, hair of the dancer corresponds to the “kanmuri” — the distinctive headdress of the Royal person. A dance based on shamanistic rituals, amazing special Continue reading

Facts about India: culture, interesting customs and policies
India – one of the largest and most densely populated countries in the world. She is known as the land of spirituality, philosophy, and the many festivals and rituals among…

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Facts about India: culture, interesting customs and policies
India – one of the largest and most densely populated countries in the world. She is known as the land of spirituality, philosophy, and the many festivals and rituals among…

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